The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Aug Month – Day 4

1) Scrutiny (Noun) – संवीक्षा

Meaning: critical observation or examination.

Synonyms: careful examination, inspection, survey

Antonyms: glance, cursory look

Usage: “every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny”

2) Robust (Adjective) – मजबूत और स्वस्थ

Meaning: strong and healthy; vigorous.

Synonyms: strong, vigorous, sturdy

Antonyms: weak, frail

Usage: “the Caplan family are a robust lot”

3) Affluent (Adjective) – धनी

Meaning: having a great deal of money; wealthy.

Synonyms: wealthy, rich, prosperous

Antonyms: poor, impoverished

Usage: “the affluent societies of the western world”

4) Deterrent (Noun) – निवारक

Meaning: a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.

Synonyms: disincentive, discouragement, dissuasion

Antonyms: incentive, encouragement

Usage: “cameras are a major deterrent to crime”

5) Untenable (Adjective) – अस्थिरअसमर्थनीय

Meaning: not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

Synonyms: indefensible, undefendable, unarguable

Antonyms: tenable, defensible

Usage: “this argument is clearly untenable”

6) Ambit (Noun) – गुंजाइशसीमा

Meaning: the scope, extent, or bounds of something.

Synonyms: scope, extent, bounds

Antonyms: extreme, limitation, part

Usage: “a full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book”

7) Defection (Noun) – पक्षपलटा

Meaning: the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.

Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping

Antonyms: enough, faithfulness, harmony

Usage: “his defection from the Labour Party”

8) Intriguing (Verb) – दिलचस्प

Meaning: arousing one’s curiosity or interest; fascinating.

Synonyms: interest, be of interest to, fascinate

Antonyms: bore

Usage: “an intriguing story”

9) Morsel (Noun) – निवाला

Meaning: a small piece or amount of food; a mouthful.

Synonyms: mouthful, bite, nibble

Antonyms: chunk, entirety, increase

Usage: “Juliet pushed a morsel of toast into her mouth”

10) Annihilating (Verb) – संहार करना

Meaning: destroy utterly; obliterate.

Synonyms: destroy, wipe out, obliterate

Antonyms: create, build, establish

Usage: “a simple bomb of this type could annihilate them all”

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